Global Movement for Myanmar Democracy

About Us

Formed in the wake of the February coup, GM4MD aims to aid in the restoration of Myanmar Democracy through the following mission, vision, and values.


Mission

Build and strengthen networks for global pro-democracy advocacy for Myanmar and meet technical needs for informed and targeted youth empowerment activities.


Vision

Youth in Myanmar have opportunities to follow their own interests and passions in peaceful, thriving communities without violence.


Values

  1. Equitable and just democracy

  2. Solidarity with pro-democracy activists in and from all areas of Myanmar

  3. Transparent and inclusive decision-making

  4. Professionalism and professional development

  5. We believe that the people of Myanmar have suffered long enough and deserve nothing less than a democratic society that:

  • Respects the rights of all persons;

  • Rejects all forms of discrimination including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, skin color, religion, sexual orientation, or disability; and

  • Rejects any form of militarization of the government.


We aim to organize the Myanmar diaspora, friends of Myanmar, friends of democracy in general, and existing organizations into a global community that coordinates grassroots action to bring about this future. We believe that no person is too small, no deed insignificant to affect change.

We plan to achieve these aims through:

Advocacy

Empowering and connecting existing organizations and grassroots organizers to spearhad political advocacy efforts

Press + Publicity

Keeping the story alive in mainstream media


Social Media

Supporting the GM4MD organization and fostering the GM4MD community and network.


Story Telling

Collecting and reporting accurate stories of those involved and affected by the military junta


Protest Organizing

Magnifying and coordinating global protest campaigns


Fundraising

Bridging efforts to support the movement and those affected by the military


Wellness

Provides and coordinates mental health and elderly support


Data Team

Coordinates big data efforts to benefit Myanmar's nascent democracy


Articles Featuring GM4MD:

Myanmar Anti-Coup Protests Go Global | Thai Enquirer

Latest Thailand English Online News

Myanmar's misery has energized a new generation in the diaspora | Straits Times

Military coup and brutal crackdown have turned many of them into activists. Read more here.

Oil players distance themselves from Myanmar junta amid growing calls for actions | Upstream Online

Chevron plans to support nation's recovery efforts "when situation allows'

Pass the BURMA Act | Providence

An op-ed written by Isabella Meibauer, a constituent from Connecticut. Featuring quotes from GM4MD Co-Founder Jan Jan, and other quotes from USACM colleagues.